S.I. No. 169/2018 – European Union (Renewable Energy and Biofuel Sustainability Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

This S.I. transposes the elements of Directive (EU) 2015/1513 (the Indirect Land-use Change (ILUC) Directive) relating to the Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC).

  • Energy
  • 2018
  • S.I. No. 169/2018
S.I. No. 193/2018 – Water Services Act 2017 (Part 5) (Establishment Day) Order 2018

This Order establishes, on 11 June 2018, An Fóram Uisce or, in the English Language the Water Forum to perform the functions conferred on it by the Water Services Act 2017 .

  • Water
  • 2018
  • S.I. No. 193/2018
S.I. No. 194/2018 – Water Services Act 2017 (part 7) (Establishment Day) Order 2018

This Order is made under the Water Services Act 2017 , to provide for the establishment date for the Water Advisory Body. The Advisory Body will perform such functions as have been specified under Part 7 of that Act.

  • Water
  • 2018
  • S.I. No. 194/2018
S.I. No. 227/2018 – Energy Act 2016 (Section 19) (Commencement) Order 2018

This Order provides that the 1st day of July 2018 is appointed as the day on which section 19 of the Energy Act 2016 (No. 12 of 2016) comes into operation.

  • Energy
  • 2018
  • S.I. No. 227/2018
S.I. No. 232/2018 – European Union (National Emission Ceilings) Regulations 2018

These Regulations transpose Directive 2016/2284/EU of the European Parliament and the Council relating to national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants.

The Regulations provide that the EPA shall prepare an annual inventory report of emissions of 5 specified pollutants (sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), ammonia (NH3), and fine particulate matter (PM2.5)), and in certain years a report on projections of emissions.

The Regulations require the Minister to ensure that emissions of the specified pollutants are limited in accordance with the ceilings set out in Schedule 2. The Regulations also require the preparation of a national air pollution control programme, and the establishment of a network to monitor the negative impacts of air pollution.

  • Emissions
  • 2018
  • S.I. No. 232/2018
S.I. No. 607/2017 – Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 2) Order 2017

This Statutory Instrument gives effect to the decision of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to transfer the property listed in the schedule to the Order from water services authorities to Irish Water in accordance with section 12 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 .

  • Water
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 607/2017
S.I. No. 611/2017 – Water Services Act 2014 (Section 11) (Commencement) Order 2017
This Order provides for the commencement of section 11 of the Water Services Act 2014 with effect from 1 January 2018. Section 11 provided for the deletion of Irish Water from the schedule of bodies specified in the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 as having the power to use Personal Public Service numbers. Section 11 also provided that this change will come into operation by way of a Commencement Order to be made by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in consultation with the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.
  • Water
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 611/2017
S.I. No. 44/2017 – European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations amend the European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2012 ( S.I. No. 513 of 2012 ) in order to give effect to the provisions of the following Commission Delegated Directives:

a) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2015 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of restricted substances;

b) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2016/585 of 12 February 2016 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in spare parts recovered from and used for the repair or refurbishment of medical devices or electron microscopes;

c) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2016/1029 of 19 April 2016 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for cadmium anodes in Hersch cells for certain oxygen sensors used in industrial monitoring and control instruments;

d) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2016/1028 of 19 April 2016 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in solders of electrical connections to temperature measurement sensors in certain devices.

  • WEEE
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 44/2017